/Prisma Health cancels walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for rest of week – WYFF4 Greenville

Prisma Health cancels walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for rest of week – WYFF4 Greenville


Prisma Health announced late Monday afternoon that the hospital system would not be able to hold any walk-in vaccinations the rest of the week. A release from Prisma outlined the two factors that led to this decision:”First, the delivery of our supply was changed at the last minute on Friday. We were told our supply would come in stages over several days this week, instead of Monday and Tuesday mornings. This morning we received only a partial supply delivery for the Upstate – and we still do not know the amount of the rest of supply we will receive this week for the Upstate or the Midlands. “The second factor is that the 65-69-year-old group showed up in overwhelming numbers today, and we have exhausted all of our walk-in vaccine supply for this week.”People who are due for their second dose – but who did not have an appointment – should now make an appointment on Prisma Health MyChart, officials said. As a reminder, officials said, the vaccination card is not an appointment. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that second doses can occur anytime between 21-42 days after the first dose. “As we receive our additional vaccine supply this week, we will open up second-dose appointments that match our supply for the remainder of the week,” officials said.For real-time updates at Prisma Health vaccination sites, visit www.PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine. Those without access to computers may also call 833-2PRISMA (833-277-4762) for assistance, which is currently experiencing very high volumes. We are working to expand the capacity.

Prisma Health announced late Monday afternoon that the hospital system would not be able to hold any walk-in vaccinations the rest of the week.

A release from Prisma outlined the two factors that led to this decision:

“First, the delivery of our supply was changed at the last minute on Friday. We were told our supply would come in stages over several days this week, instead of Monday and Tuesday mornings. This morning we received only a partial supply delivery for the Upstate – and we still do not know the amount of the rest of supply we will receive this week for the Upstate or the Midlands.

“The second factor is that the 65-69-year-old group showed up in overwhelming numbers today, and we have exhausted all of our walk-in vaccine supply for this week.”

People who are due for their second dose – but who did not have an appointment – should now make an appointment on Prisma Health MyChart, officials said.

As a reminder, officials said, the vaccination card is not an appointment.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that second doses can occur anytime between 21-42 days after the first dose.

“As we receive our additional vaccine supply this week, we will open up second-dose appointments that match our supply for the remainder of the week,” officials said.

For real-time updates at Prisma Health vaccination sites, visit www.PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine. Those without access to computers may also call 833-2PRISMA (833-277-4762) for assistance, which is currently experiencing very high volumes. We are working to expand the capacity.

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